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State legislative activity update

Gov. Cuomo has approved 304 bills in 2020. There are currently 73 bills that have passed both houses and are awaiting delivery to the governor. This past week, the following bill of interest to HANYS and our members was signed into law:

Frontline Workers Trauma Informed Care Advisory Council. This HANYS-supported bill establishes the Frontline Workers Trauma Informed Care Advisory Council within the Office of Mental Health to address trauma-related behavioral health needs of frontline workers during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The new law (Chapter 295 of 2020) takes effect immediately.

For questions on the above or any other legislative activity or issues, please contact our state governmental affairs team: Amy Nickson, vice president, governmental affairs; Katie Gordon, director, research and legislation; and Scott Janke, director, state governmental affairs.

Published December 4, 2020